Friday, November 16, 2007
Merriam Woods, MO - This past Tuesday, the Merriam Woods Board of Trustees passed a tough ordinance on pit bulls without an ounce of protest. Police Chief Jerry Pagan says,
"I’m just surprised that nobody said a word -- either for or against. Since we proposed this ordinance, I have not had one Merriam Woods resident say they were opposed to it."The ordinance allows pit bulls to remain within city limits if the owner complies to: penning, registration, proof of sterilization and a microchip implant. Failure to comply subjects the pit bull to immediate impoundment and disposal.
The Merriam Woods ordinance models nearby city Springfield, which passed similar legislation over a year ago. Since Springfield enacted the law, vicious dog complaints have fallen by 33% percent.
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